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Travel guide for a memorable trip to Hue

November 04, 2020 | 15:57

Hue, with long-lasting historic and cultural values, wins the hearts of any visitors stepping on it for the first time. If you’re planning to travel to Hue, the following tourist attractions and dishes are highly recommended.

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There are two main seasons in Hue namely dry and rainy ones. The dry season lasts from January to August; meanwhile, the rainy season takes place from September to December when visitors can take a sip of coffee, admire the rain and listen to Trinh music, VNExpress reported.

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The Imperial City of Hue Photo: Tran oi/ VNExpress

There is a series of renowned tourist attractions in Hue. For those who want to get a closer insight into the city’s history and architecture, the Imperial City of Hue, tombs of Gia Long, Khai Dinh, Minh Mang, Tu Duc, etc are among not-to-be-missed destinations.

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Thien Mu pagoda Photo: Vntrip

Several pagodas such as Thien Mu, Tu Hieu, Tu Dam, Dieu De, Thien Lam, Huyen Khong Son Thuong, etc are ideal places for visitors wanting to know about Hue’s spiritual cultural values.

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Huong river and Truong Tien bridge Photo: Bazantravel

Besides, Huong (Perfume) river, an iconic attraction of Hue has become an endless inspiration for many poets and photography enthusiasts. Travelers can stroll along two riversides and visit Truong Tien bridge, Hon Chen palace, Vong Canh hill, Dong Ba market, etc nearby.

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Sunset on Tam Giang lagoon Photo: Nhan Dan

Admiring sunset at Tam Giang lagoon and beaches, conquering Hon Vuon mountain, visiting the incense-making village of Thuy Xuan and viewing peaceful O Lau river at Phuoc Tich ancient village are also unforgettable experiences when coming to Hue.

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From Hon Vuon mountain Photo: Tran oi/ VNExpress

Hue is considered a paradise for food lovers with a series of dishes ranging from rustic ones to delicacies. Beef noodles, banh beo, banh xeo, nem lui, etc are top “must-try” dishes here.

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Banh beo in Hue Photo: Tran oi/ VNExpress

Hue is also home to che (sweet soup) and jellies. Sweet soup and jellies mixed with green beans, pickled pineapple, coconut milk, etc create an irresistible taste. Tourists can sample these dishes at Cong market or Nguyen Lo Trach street.

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Hue Imperial City submerged by floodwaters

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Malie Nguyen